Friday, October 5, 2007

Spinach Chapathis

This is a perfect way of incorporating a good amount of spinach in the chapathi flour itself and requires no chopping. For the amount of spinach you add, you don't really get a predominant spinach taste and it gives the dough a vibrant green colour so it's great even for people who don't like spinach! :)

SPINACH CHAPATHIS

Ingredients:

Whole wheat flour - 2 cups
Spinach leaves - 3 cups or more (I use the pre-packaged, washed ones)
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Green chillies - 6 or 7
Yogurt - 3 to 4 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Warm water - as required to bind the dough

Method:

1) Blend spinach leaves with cumin seeds, green chillies and yogurt in a mixie to a paste.

2) Mix wheat flour with salt and add the spinach paste... combine well and add warm water as required to make a smooth, pliable dough. Cover with a damp cloth/tissue and a plate and let rest for about 30 mins atleast.

3) Divide into small balls and roll them out into chapathis of 1/4 inch thickness. Cook on a pan with a few drops of oil till done on either side. Nutritious and tasty chapathis are ready.

34 comments:

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  2. Lavanya........Yup this is one good way of incorporating Spinach in our diets....Very healthy :-)

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  3. Hmm...Looks greeny and healthy too..:))

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  4. yumm..i always make mine with finely chopped spinach..this looks much easier :)

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  5. Nice way to add spinach to diet. Looks yummy and greeny.

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  6. hey lavanya, this is definitely an incredible way to make my son eat spinach, he doesn't like green stuff u see(thats what he calls any greens)

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  7. Laavanya, they look similar to spinach tortillas, Nice healthy rotis

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  8. I love these...make them often. This is really the best way to eat your greens :)I love the pretty green color of the dough.

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  9. Looks colorful, healthy and yummy !!! i have same recipe just that i have tried making it into a swirl pattern.

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  10. I make Spinach chapathis too, but first I boil the spinach and then add it to the flour..I guess its the same :) yours look gr8!

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  11. healthy roti's.....looks nice...i usually make palak parathas...

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  12. Very unique and healthy receipe!!

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  13. looks yum, i too make this as well as the palak puri ;) hv blogged @ it.

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  14. Thank you Sirisha, Raks, Rajitha, Kribha, Padma, Tee, Namratha, Remya & Rina for your kind words.

    Padmaja, Try it and let me know if your son liked it.. my daughter (almost 2 likes this since it's a bit spiced up as well)

    Pooja, what an interesting idea making it into swirls... That will definitely be appealing to kids.

    Richa, I will check out your spinach puris.. good idea! Makes some of the puri-guilt go away if it has spinach in it... :)

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  15. Lav,
    Excellent, very healthy chapathis to keep us healthy..

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  16. the other day one of my friends was asking me how to make these. I said I did not know. now I can tell her about your healthy and great chapatis. looks so good!

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  17. After the poori-party, someone has to start one for chapatis to get me to make one.(never made a chapati in my life!:-)

    I love your 2nd pic... almost like you addedsome food color to the dough.

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  18. YOu know what! I liked the dough better than the chapatis:) what a perfect green..looks soo nice!!

    the rotis are great too laavanya!:)

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  19. Thank you Seena.

    Sharmi, what a coincidence :) I hope your friend tries this.

    TBC, I have more trouble with chapathis than puris but my chapathis have finally gotten better. With the addition of yogurt, warm water and the resting period, these were pretty soft. Give it a try.

    Mansi, I agree with you. I liked the dough too but the colour changes a bit after it gets cooked :)

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  20. I just love this - the way that someone leaves a comment on your blog, and when you follow the link you find a treasure :-)

    My whole family loves spinach - we are surely going to try this!

    What a lovely blog you have, Laavanya, and thank you so much for your visit to mine!

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  21. We too make spinach rotis and also puris...the colour looks great...Nice post

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  22. Spinach doesnt have any taste by itself. Have you tried adding a handful to yr smoothies. You will be surprised to notice nothing other than the green colour.

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  23. Hi Lavanya...I do this all the time when we get spinach ...check out my spinach poori at my blog....great to see that there are others who think like me ...

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  24. They look really nice. I have never made spinach chapathi

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  25. That dough looks so green, I'd have thought the chapatis turn out really green too... I can't imagine green chapathis, so this is good :D

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  26. Lavanya! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments! I make palak chapathi too, but never added yogurt. Would give it a try next time for sure!

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  27. Thank you Sivani, Viji & Easy crafts.

    Suganya, I've never tried adding spinach to smoothies. That's cool.

    Spice of life, will definitely check out your spinach puris. Thanks.

    Happy cook.. hope you try them.

    I felt the same way Sig, after they were cooked.

    Kalva, I think the yogurt lends a softness to the chapathis and also makes the blending easier... :)

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  28. That Green colored dough looks lovely Lavanya...a very healthy option....

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  29. Very refreshing colour. Thanx for sharing.

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  30. I love these rotis and make them quite often...nice waty to sneak in the greens for the kids.

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  31. Thank you Apple & Pushpa

    Cynthia, I hope you try it.. let me know how it turned out :)

    Sunita, definitely and since this has some flavorings from the cumin and green chillies, my daughter loved it.

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